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Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Buffalo Paid, Cambridge Christmas, Itty Bitty Greetings, We are Family | 14 comments

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “We are Family.” As you might guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by family – we have a wide variety of projects today! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

One of my favorite family Christmas memory is going to a tree farm to select our tree.  We had always had artificial trees as long as I could remember. So having a live tree that we picked out was extra special.

When I was thinking about what I wanted to share with you guys, the Cambridge Christmas and Buffalo Plaid stamps came to mind.

Cambridge Christmas stamp set

Cambridge Christmas stamp set

I know exactly what I wanted!! A beautiful rich red (Cherry Cobbler) and Black buffalo Plaid with tha tree stamp from Cambridge Christmas!  Perfect!! I could just see the card!!!!!

Buffalo Plaid stamp set

Buffalo Plaid stamp set

Here’s where things went kinda astray.  I have been in the middle of moving for a few months. All my stamping goodness is packed away in boxes.  Anyway, needless to say I could not find my Buffalo Plaid stamp set anywhere.  🙈😲😱 What’s a girl to do??? In looking for the stamp set I did run across some old (definitely retired, or so old it might not be Stampin’ Up!  ,not really sure where this paper came from) Plaid paper that would work!!! Yeppie….now exactly where is that Buffalo Plaid stamp????

  • The color combination is Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Basic Black .
  • Stamp sets Cambridge Christmas, Buffalo Plaid(???), and Itty Bitty Wishes
  • The tree was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Very Vanilla. Then colored with Stampin’ Blends( Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede)
  • The sentiment was stamped in Versa Mark and heat embossed with black embossing powder
  • The final touch was the Cherry Cobbler bow. The bakers twine is part of the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine pack

My next card came to me during the night Monday. So of course Tuesday morning I got my coffee and made this card before work.  The idea was a snowy day picking out the family tree.

  • The first step was to make the background of snow. To do this, I painted Frost White Shimmer Paint on Pool Party Paper.  After it dried , I used the Blizzard Thinlet Die to create the background
  • The Tree was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Whisper White ..and then Colored with the Stampin’ Blends
  • After the stamping and coloring was finished, I fussy cut the top half of the tree and then made a snow bank
  • The next step was to go back in and add some shadows and snow .The shadows were added using pool party and light Smoky Slate. Then I used a colorless blender to fade it all out
  • The snow was created by adding flicks of Frost White Paint. If you look close at the bottom you can see where I had a huge snow flake and tried to fix it .  I found it was much easier to use a tinny paint brush and dot the snow on that way

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins . There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

   If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Allison Okamitsu at Nice People Stamp
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

I hope you will continue to hop along with my wonderful Stamping Family! They truly are my creative muse and I know you will love what they create as much as I do!!

Peace my friends-

Jennifer

Joy to the World

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in Big Shot, blog hop, Christmas, Embossing, I don't want to wait till Christmas, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Nature Sings, Rooted In Nature, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder | 31 comments

Holidays

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “I Don’t Want to Wait ’til Christmas.” We are half-way through the year, so there’s no better time to start thinking about the joy of Christmas. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Today I promise to be short and sweet! That way you can get on with the awesome Christmas themed blog hop!!! I adore making holiday card!! Normally once I start, it is about all I think about!!!  I just love the creativity that flows during the Holidays!!!

My card today features one of my favorite stamp sets Rooted In Nature.  This awesome set was combined with a watercolor card that I found on Pinterest!   Pinterest is a great place to find ideas for crafty projects!

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

I love this set so much it was the first of my The Creative Way series!  I really enjoyed crafting with this stamp set for that series.  Today, I’m using a project that I started for The Creative Way, but did not finish it till yesterday morning.  I was thinking about what I wanted to make for you guys and remembered that I had started this card and never finished it!  Well, it was time to correct that!!!

Joy to the World

 

To be real honest this watercolor was done almost two full months ago!!  I really do not recall the colors I used. My best guess is Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel, Mint Macaroon, Soft Sea Foam,  and Gorgeous Grape (or some purplely color).

Peace

  • The first thing I did was stamp the trees. This was done by inking the stamp then spritz it slightly with water before stamping.
  • The second step was to add in the sky. This was done by wetting the background slightly and dropping in color, working from the top to the trees.  As I approached the trees The color was filled in as much as possible.
  • The final step of the watercolor was to add some snow. White craft ink does a wonderful job at this
  •  Now, it was time for a sentiment!!! The joy to the world was taken from a larger sentiment in the Nature Sings stamp set. A little masking and I had the perfect words!!!
  • Another way to create a similar background would be to create the sky and ground. Then when the background was barely wet you could stamp the trees.  This would be much easier than trying to paint around the trees
  • And just in case you missed it I used two of my new favorite products the Merry Merlot paper and the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

No card is complete with out a coordinating envelope!!!  The watercolor wash was created with the new watercolor pencils, available in August, and a aqua painter.  Quick and simple way to add a little extra to your cards! Holiday Card

The envelope used here has a little toothy feel to it.  The envelope took the water okay…If I was to make this envelope agin I might would try making my own envelope out of watercolor paper (light weight) or shimmery white paper. Another option might would be to use ink refills cause they might require less water to get the desired look!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  12. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  13. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

There are a few Stampin’ Up! specials this month. One is a Designer Series Paper Sale that is quite special!! Buy 3 get one FREE!!

Sale

The second is for those who Join Stampin’ Up!!  Everyone who Joins Stampin’ Up! to save on their favorite stamps, inks, and papers will receive a FREE family of inks!!! That’s 10 ink pads for FREE! How awesome is that???

Special


The Creative Way – A Product Feature

I adore sharing with you guys all about one product each month! This months feature product is the color Granny Apple Green!! I love the modern fresh feel of this awesome color!!! To see more about Granny Apple Green check out this month’s first post in the Series!

Day 2

Day 3


Thanks for stopping by Westside Paper Creations!  I so enjoy sharing with you guys!  I hope you will continue to hop along to see all the amazing Christmas projects the Inking Royalty have in store for you!!

Peace-

Jennifer